Taxon  Report   1381    
Camassia quamash  (Pursh) Greene  ssp. breviflora  Gould
Small camas,  Smallflowered camas
Camassia quamash ssp. breviflora
© 2008 John Dittes
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Camassia quamash ssp. breviflora
© 2013 Robert Sikora
Camassia quamash ssp. breviflora
© 2011 Dan Shimmon
Camassia quamash ssp. breviflora, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Camassia quamash ssp. breviflora
© 2015 Robert Sikora
Genus: Camassia
Parent: Camassia quamash
Communities: wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Camassia quamash var. breviflora
ICPN: Camassia quamash ssp. linearis
More information about  Camassia quamash ssp. breviflora
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Dec 16, 2018).